UN refugee chief visits Sri Lanka to discuss fate of 300000 displaced

The visit will be the first by a head of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to the country, where it has been working with conflict-displaced people since 1987, the agency said, adding that High Commissioner António Guterres is also expected to meet Government officials as well as members of the LTTE.“The purpose of his visit is to meet displaced people in the north and east of the country and hear first-hand their concerns and needs. He will also meet UNHCR staff to discuss their humanitarian work,” UNHCR spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis told reporters in Geneva.“In Sri Lanka, our activities are centred on providing protection for an estimated 314,400 internally displaced people, some of whom have been out of their homes for more than 20 years.”Since April this year, some 50,000 people have fled their homes because of renewed violence and are now living mainly in neighbouring communities in Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Puttalam and in the north of the country. UNHCR is monitoring the displacement and providing protection and humanitarian assistance to the newly displaced.However, despite the deteriorating security situation in the north and east, a UNHCR-funded organisation in Jaffna is pushing ahead with construction of new shelters for people displaced or made homeless during the almost two decades of civil war.The Jaffna Social Action Centre (JSAC) is building or upgrading more than 450 shelters across the Jaffna peninsula in the north for families living in makeshift shelters on their own land or still displaced since the 2002 ceasefire between the Government and the LTTE.”We discussed the current situation and decided to overcome it,” said Pathmanathan, JSAC’s shelter project coordinator. “The people we are helping have been displaced for years. UNHCR has given us a golden opportunity to meet their needs so we just try to deal with the security problems.” read more

TripAdvisor users threaten to leave bad reviews to blackmail owners into giving

first_imgThe businessman added: “I have replied to the comment, which I don’t like doing because I don’t agree with it and don’t want to be involved.”I said when they called ‘you are blackmailing us’ and they said ‘no, we feel you should inform people of it’.”We know the meat came in good order, was stored correctly and cooked at the right temperature. We served 180 people that day, 48 had lamb – plus some staff – and we have had no other reports of food poisoning.”Mr Baker said the victim could have easily caught a bug or virus off another person who might not themselves display symptoms. Piers Baker, owner of The Sun Inn  Mr Baker said he sympathised with the customer, but insisted he would only give a refund if food poisoning could be confirmed by a doctor or an investigation by environmental health officials or the Food Standards Agency.He said the diner warned they would post a bad review on travellers’ website TripAdvisor if they did not get their money back. They followed through with their threat three days later.Mr Baker, who also runs a pub in Colchester, Essex, said: “It’s extremely frustrating. If people don’t like the decor or something that’s up to them. I have no problem with opinions, I do with a distortion of the facts.”We get it frequently, people who sit in and say ‘if you don’t take this off my bill, we will put it on TripAdvisor’.”We will take it off if there’s something wrong with it. The threat is irrelevant. If they behave like that we don’t want them back anyway.” We get it frequently, people who sit in and say ‘if you don’t take this off my bill, we will put it on TripAdvisor’pub landlord Piers Baker Piers Baker claims he was called three days after a meal by a member of a party who said they had suffered food poisoningCredit:Archantcenter_img Pub customers frequently threaten to leave bad TripAdvisor reviews over unfair complaints, a landlord has disclosed, as he accused a diner of trying to blackmail him unless he gave them a refund.Piers Baker, 41, spoke of his anger after the diner claimed to have suffered food poisoning after eating at The Sun Inn, in Dedham, on the Essex-Suffolk border.Mr Baker said he was called three days after a meal by a member of a party who ate lamb at the historic 15th century former coaching inn.The pub owner said they told him they had fallen very ill and demanded their money back after the visit in November. TripAdvisor now appears to have taken the comment down. Mr Baker said that in his 14 years in the trade he has successfully had two other unfair reviews removed from the review website.A TripAdvisor spokesman said: “Our advice to business owners if they feel they have been threatened with an unfair review is to use our dedicated tool which allows them to report such threats to us before any review is published.”Our team of specialists will then investigate and take action to prevent reviews that breach our guidelines from making it onto the site.”For reviews that are published and do meet our guidelines, we give owners the opportunity to put their side of the story across by publishing a reply to each review.”The Sun Inn was rated in the top 50 pubs in the Good Food Guide 2016. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Wireless monitoring of conveyor rollers

first_imgChristine Gibbs Stewart, CEO, Austmine, has highlighted a relatively new company Vayeron that has developed “an intelligent conveyor roller monitoring system which predicts and reports potential failures, significantly reducing downtime and maintenance costs, whilst improving safety.”Vayeron’s Smart-Idler™ is built from the ground up on innovative state-of-the-art technology. It directly monitor’s the key characteristics of roller bearings and, the company says, is the first product in the world to actively measure shell wear in order to holistically predict roller failure well in advance. The Smart-Idler provides an accurate, real-time view of the state of conveyor rollers from the safety of the control room and instantly alerts operators of any problem areas.Smart-Idler is completely wireless. It harvests power directly from the rotation of the rollers and relays data via a radio network. There is no special wiring of the conveyor system. Simply drop-in the smart-Idler in place of conventional rollers, add a gateway and the system is ready. Smart-Idler incorporates useful features such as RFID asset tagging and also provides advanced information such as install date, asset location, rotational counts, rpm etc. It has been designed to be rugged, low-cost and easy to install. It seamlessly integrates with the roller of your choice.Ryan Norris, Vayeron CEO, says the “technology is the biggest disruption to the field of conveyor condition monitoring this decade. The ability to comprehensively monitor every roller in a conveyor system and have all information automatically sent to the control room is revolutionary.”last_img read more

Next years PDAC International Convention Trade Show and Investors Exchange

first_imgThe largest mineral exploration and development industry event in the world takes place March 4-7, 2018. Key dates and deadlines are now available. There are various presentation opportunities are open.Short Courses are in-depth educational sessions led by presenters with expertise in a variety of different subject matters. All interested parties are invited to submit a proposal by August 11.In the Corporate Presentation Forum for Investors, 15-minute promotional opportunities provide investors with information about the companies’ recent activities and investment potential. Apply to present by September 1.Newsletter writers are invited to present their insights and ideas on how to invest in the resource sector. Apply by September 1.For Exploration Insights, do you have a technical, policy or academic presentation you’d like to share with a global audience? Apply by October 30.The annual PDAC Awards honour the outstanding accomplishments of leaders in the international and Canadian mineral exploration and development industry. Nominations are now open.Visit www.pdac.ca/convention for the most current information.last_img read more

Massive met coal producer Coronado lists on ASX after A774 million IPO

first_imgCoronado Global Resources Inc commenced conditional and deferred settlement trading of its shares of common stock in the form of Chess Depository Interests (CDIs) on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) today. Coronado was expected to trade under the ticker ‘CRN’.The listing follows the initial public offering (IPO or Offer) of Coronado, with the offering to retail clients of participating brokers and certain institutional investors raising total proceeds of A$774 million. The company says it has achieved “a high-quality and global shareholder base.“The Energy & Minerals Group (EMG) remains a major shareholder of Coronado holding approximately 78.9% of the total issued capital of the company after the IPO.”Founded in 2011, Coronado is the largest metallurgical (met) coal producer in the US and the fifth largest met coal producer globally by export volume. Coronado’s assets are located in two of the most prolific met coal producing regions in the world – Queensland’s Bowen Basin in Australia and the Central Appalachian region in the US – and include the Curragh mining complex in the state of Queensland (its Australian operations) and the Buchanan, Logan and Greenbrier mining complexes in the states of Virginia and West Virginia in the US (its US operations). The company says it “is uniquely positioned to serve key global steel markets with its full range of premium met coal products.”In 2017, Coronado produced 20.2 Mt of saleable coal, 76% of which was met coal. Coronado has substantial Reserves of 1,035 Mt (with Marketable Reserves of 657 Mt), Resources for its Australian Operations of 696 Mt and Resources for its US Operations of 1,581 Mt.Greg Martin, Coronado’s Chairman, said of the IPO: “Coronado’s listing on the ASX is a significant step in the company’s evolution. In what will be the largest metals and mining IPO since 2004 and largest coal IPO ever, we are very pleased with the make-up of our register and in particular the strong support we have received from high-quality, resources and income-focused investors.“A tremendous effort is required to achieve a landmark listing like this, and on behalf of the existing shareholders and my colleagues on the Board, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Coronado’s management and thank them for all of their hard work and unwavering commitment over the past months.”Gerry Spindler, Coronado’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are very excited to commence our life as a publicly listed company in such a formidable position. With a robust balance sheet and substantial operating cash flows, we are well placed to achieve our objectives and deliver meaningful returns to shareholders.“In the current environment of strong met coal prices, we are extremely fortunate to be in a position where we can accelerate the production of the incremental tonnes available at our Curragh mine and at the same time deliver our cost efficiency initiatives, creating a great opportunity to generate additional value, on day one, for our new and existing investors. I wish to thank EMG for their support throughout this process and welcome our new investors who share our vision.”John Calvert, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of EMG, commented: “Met coal has played a critical role in EMG’s investment strategy since inception of the firm in 2006. Our conviction in the on-going importance of met coal to the global steel industry and the tremendous benefits which result from building a business with multiple large-scale, long-life operations, in safe jurisdictions, has been rewarded.“Gerry Spindler (CEO) and Jim Campbell (COO) have been terrific partners and we look forward to our long-standing relationship continuing in the years ahead”.last_img read more

Petro Poroshenko set to win Ukraines presidential election

first_imgEXIT POLL AND early returns today suggests candy tycoon Petro Poroshenko has claimed victory in the country’s presidential election.In taking on the leadership of the bitterly divided country, he vowed to “put an end to war, chaos, crime, and bring peace to the Ukrainian land.”The 48-year-old billionaire who supports strong ties with Europe but also wants to mend relations with Russia claimed victory after Sunday’s vote, which took place amid weeks of fighting in eastern Ukraine where pro-Moscow separatists have seized government buildings and battled government troops.RebelsThe rebels had vowed to block the ballot in the east, and less than 20 percent of the polling stations were open there after gunmen intimidated local residents by smashing ballot boxes, shutting down polling centers and issuing threats.But nationwide, about 60 percent of 35.5 million eligible voters turned out, the central elections commission said, and long lines snaked around polling stations in the capital, Kiev.With votes from about 30 percent of precincts counted early today, Poroshenko is leading with 54 percent in the field of 21 candidates. Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was running a distant second with 13 percent.Both results were in line with exit polls, which showed Poroshenko with nearly 56 percent and Tymoshenko with 13 percent. If that margin holds, Poroshenko would avoid a runoff election next month with the second-place finisher.Viewing the exit polls as definitive evidence of victory, Poroshenko said his first steps as president would be to visit the Donbass eastern industrial region, home to Ukraine’s coal mines. He also promised a dialogue with residents of eastern Ukraine and said he was ready to extend amnesty to those who did not commit any crimes.Read: Ukraine boxing hero Klitschko claims Kiev mayor seat>Read: Many polling stations closed as Ukraine votes in crucial presidential election>last_img read more

ARM demonstrates how it crushes Intel when gaming on mobile devices

first_imgWith OEMs increasingly stacking the deck when it comes to benchmarks, ARM decided to do a real world comparison of its Cortex-based chips with Intel’s x86 mobile chip.The results make for an interesting (and snippy) three minute YouTube video that shows ARM winning by a pretty wide margin.This test used Need for Speed: Most Wanted running on Android tablets. Most Wanted is a high-end game made by EA, but the tablets in the video are actually a bit old. The ARM device is running a quad-core Cortex-A9 chip, and the Intel one is a Clover Trail Plus dual-core. These were both premium components when they were launched a year or two ago.The video looks like a disaster for Intel from the start. The ARM device loads the game and gets into the race almost twice as fast as the Intel tablet. Once racing, the Intel device could only manage about 30 frames per second. Meanwhile, the ARM device was up at 40fps. ARM even cheekily pauses the Android device a few times to give Intel a chance to catch up. The difference in gameplay is very clear in the video, but there are still a few unanswered questions.Clover Trail Plus and Cortex-A9 are no longer the top chips from either company — the market has moved on to Cortex-A15 and Bay Trail. The reason for pitting the old chips against each other isn’t clear, but I’d bet the difference in performance came across better in video with these chips. There is also the fact that the ARM part is quad-core while the Intel one is only dual-core. Probably the biggest issue is that game developers, even big one like EA, spend more time optimizing for ARM than Intel.Take the video for what you will, but even with the problems this is a more compelling demonstration of how Intel and ARM chips that were sold around the same time perform.last_img read more

EU asks for farm subsidies to be returned

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greece has until February 8 to explain to the European Commission how it plans to extract 424.8 million euros from farmers that it paid compensation to in 2009, after Brussels deemed that this money was an illegal state subsidy. After examining the 415-million-euro package that Sotiris Hatzigakis – then agriculture minister in the New Democracy government – awarded to protesting farmers, the Commission deemed that most of it was subsidies that contravened EU competition laws rather than compensation for damaged crops as Greece had argued. This means that the relevant amount plus interest must be recovered. Hatzigakis insisted this week that Brussels had interpreted the matter wrongly and that Greece would be vindicated if it appeals to the European Court of Justice. “The granting of compensation to each farmer was based on clear facts and in line with both Greek and European Union legislation,” he said. Brussels wants Greece to collect the money from the farmers within the next four months or else it could face further legal action and stiff financial penalties. Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

Is TCI on its way to a new constitution or closer to

first_img Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech  11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’ Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales – This week the dialogue on those possibilities begin… and the Chairman of that all-important constitutional review commission is convening his first press conference today… Daniel Malcolm Sr, a South Caicos businessman was the seventh and final person named to the constitutional committee… which has as its main mandate to identify ways the 2011 TCI Constitution could be made less ‘regressive’ as it has been dubbed and to lead the exploration of whether independence for The Turks and Caicos Islands is a viable option, now. Mr. Malcolm who served as Chairman on the Constitutional Modernisation Reform Body, presented on Decolonization at the United Nations and is a former leader of the Progressive National Party. He was unanimously supported by the house of Assembly; his name submitted by the Premier. Other members of this bi-partisan committee: from the PNP side, Hon Don Hue Gardiner, Border Control Minister and Member from North and Middle Caicos; Hon Akierra Missick who is Deputy Premier with Education, Youth, Sports and Library Services in her portfolio as the member from Long Bay and Leeward; and Carlos Simons, Deputy Leader of the PNP and all island candidate in the last general elections – all are attorneys by profession. For the Official Opposition, PDM: Leader Sharlene Robinson, first All Island member and a lawyer; North and Middle Caicos Caretaker, Ashwood Forbes, also an attorney and party Deputy Leader and Five Cays member, Sean Astwood, a businessman and Chamber of Commerce Vice President. Mr Malcolm in a media invite said the committee will hold a first meeting this Friday, in Grand Turk. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unite Related Items:2011 constitution, ak, ashwood forbes, chamber of commerce, daniel malcolm, donhue gardiner, Pdm, pnp, sean astwood, sharlene cartwright-robinson, tci constitutionslast_img read more

Many 7 billionth babies celebrated worldwide

first_imgMANILA, Philippines (AP) — She came into the world at two minutes before midnight, a tiny, wrinkled girl born into a struggling Manila family. On Monday, she became a symbol of the world’s population reaching 7 billion people and all the worries that entails for the planet’s future.Danica May Camacho, born in a crowded public hospital, was welcomed with a chocolate cake marked “7B Philippines” and a gift certificate for free shoes. There were bursts of photographers’ flashes, and speeches by local officials.The celebrations, though, reflected symbolism more than demography.Amid the millions of births and deaths around the world each day, it is impossible to pinpoint the arrival of the globe’s 7 billionth occupant. But the U.N. chose Monday to mark the day with a string of festivities worldwide, and a series of symbolic 7 billionth babies being born.Danica was the first, arriving at Manila’s Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital at two minutes before midnight Sunday — but doctors say that was close enough to count for a Monday birthday.“She looks so lovely,” the mother, Camille Galura, whispered as she cradled the 5-pound, 8-ounce (2.5-kilogram) baby, who was born about a month premature.last_img read more

Oregon court rejects CRC challenge

first_imgTransportation agency defends work on CRCThe Oregon Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a state board’s decision mostly rejecting a legal challenge to the Columbia River Crossing.The ruling confirms a land use final order approved by the state’s Metro Council last year, which effectively signed off on CRC light rail and freeway improvements on the Oregon side of the river. The more than $3 billion project would replace the Interstate 5 Bridge and extend light rail into downtown Vancouver.A group of Oregon petitioners, led by business and neighborhood advocates, challenged Metro’s decision. They argued Oregon’s Land Use Final Order law from the 1990s is too narrow to apply to a project as large as the CRC.In October, the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals mostly rejected the challenge, with one exception: the board ruled that Metro slightly overstepped its boundaries in approving the project.Oregon’s Land Use Final Order law only applies within the Portland area urban growth boundary. That only extends as far as the north shore of Hayden Island — not to the Washington-Oregon state line, as Metro’s land use order did.The gap means Metro will either have to tweak its land use order to bring it back within the urban growth boundary, or simply extend that boundary to the state line. A Metro attorney has indicated the council will pursue one of those options.last_img read more

IndianAmerican businessman found dead in Delhis Taj Palace

first_imgGetty ImagesAn Indian man was found dead in his room at the Taj Palace in New Delhi on Saturday morning.Munni Jaitely, a 35-year-old Indian-born US citizen, travelled frequently to India due on business needs and had landed in the national capital on Thursday. His father felt something amiss when his calls to Munni went unanswered. His father then called the hotel reception and asked them to check, reported IANS.”His father called the hotel reception and requested them to check his son’s status. The hotel staff tried to connect with Jaitely through the landline, but didn’t succeed,” Eish Singhal, the Additional DCP, was quoted as saying by IANS.Singhal said that the manager went to Munni’s room on the sixth floor and knocked on the door. Upon getting no response, the manager used his master key card and opened the door to find Munni lying unconscious.Munni was rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. Due to the uncertainty surrounding Munni’s death, the police were informed and an investigation was launched.The preliminary investigation revealed that there was no foul play since no one, including the hotel staff, was in the vicinity of Munni’s room between Friday night and Saturday morning, according to the CCTV footage.”A medical board would conduct an autopsy on Monday to ascertain if he consumed any drug, causing the death,” said the Additional DCP.last_img read more

Fire Chief Wants Additional 128 Million Annually

first_imgIt’s not often that people ask Houston City Council for additional funds, and the Council’s response is, “Are you sure that’s enough?” But that was the case Tuesday, when Houston Fire Chief Samuel Pena addressed the Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee.“The only real concern that I have with your presentation is that you might not be getting enough, or that your requests are really modest,” says David Robinson who is the Council At-Large Position 2, regarding Pena’s request for an additional $12,830,000 annually.Pena says the majority of that money would go towards replacing outdated equipment.“We really have a basic and ongoing moral and legal responsibility to provide safe and functional apparatus and equipment to our personnel.”Currently the city has 88 fire vehicles in its fleet, and replaces four a year. Pena would like to up that to 10 per year.When it comes to being better prepared for the next heavy rains to hit the city, the Houston Fire Department would like an additional four rescue boats, six “prime mover” vehicles to deploy the boats, and seven more “high water” vehicles, of which the city currently has one.As he reflected not only on how the fire department dealt with Harvey, but in normal day-to-day use, Chief Pena also believes the city must address how it handles 911 calls. “We say we’re going to be at your door in six minutes or less travel time, 90% of the time. In order to do that we have to deploy every available resource. It doesn’t matter if it’s the wrong resource. All we are doing is getting to the door, stopping the clock and then we’re calling additional resources that really are able to take care of the issue. We cannot continue to do that,” he says. Pena would also like to spend $330,000 annually to train an additional 360 field officers in swift water rescue procedures. Currently, Houston has less than 200 trained for situations like Harvey.Fiscal Affairs Committee Chair, Councilwoman Brenda Stardig, thinks it’s not only important to find the funds requested in the next budget, but in all future budgets.“As a native Houstonian I don’t want things changing according to political will, I want things to be predictable and that we leverage our dollars and we continue to do it not on the deferred maintenance plan,” said Stardig, who also thinks there’s a way to protect the funds from politics.“We’ve got a few ideas, I’ve just got it together and get some support and I think we can get it done.” Sharelast_img read more

Shelly Bell is a OneStop Entrepreneurial Force of Nature

first_imgAs D.C.’s Google Digital Coach, Shelly Bell helps small and minority businesses navigate the search engine’s business tools. She’s also the founder of Black Girl Ventures, MsPrint USA, and the Made By A Black Woman clothing line featured in Essence Magazine.Shelly Bell assists Black women entrepreneurs, through providing assets with her business, Black Girl Ventures. (Courtesy Photo)Bell became a mother at 17. She went on to pursue a computer science degree at North Carolina A&T and graduated in four years. After college, she had another child and became a teacher. After working in education for a bit and building up her first successful venture, Bell split with her  business partner to go back to the corporate world but never lost sight of doing it alone as a business owner. After stints working at government agencies and a pay cut to go back into teaching, Bell finally made the leap to found Seven City Art Society, an arts based organization that would eventually turn into Made By a Black Woman.Bell’s success with the Made By a Black Woman line, recently refreshed with “Black Panther” #WakandaForever apparel, led the enterprising founder to establish MsPrint USA, a custom apparel and merchandise print shop dedicated to, not just empowering women entrepreneurs, but also printing on U.S. soil rather than outsourcing to foreign economies.These past entrepreneurial achievements led to Bell’s most recent pursuit with Black Girl Ventures formerly known as Black Girl Vision (BGV). BGV works to create assets- social and financial capital for Black Women entrepreneurs- to combat the statistic that African American women receive less than one percent of venture capital by building a community that nurtures and funds their ideas.The Boss Up event is essentially crowd funding meets pitch competition, meets poetry slam, combined with a “Vision Fund.” The vision fund is created with money taken at the door by participants and fans with the winning pitch taking home that event’s proceeds for seed funding. BGV also sweetens the pot by providing the winner with free legal and accounting consultation as well as customer merch and apparel from MsPrint USA for her business.Bell started her pitch competitions with 30 women in a house in Southeast after the need for a founder’s community and a way to empower and encourage other black female entrepreneurs. The unique format fits Bell’s background as a nationally recognized performance poet and community organizer to create a one-of-a-kind experience that includes call and response elements and poem at every event. This creates an energy that resonates with Black Girl Ventures’ core demographic.“It has to be serious enough for us to pay attention and listen to Black women’s stories but also light, fun and engaging enough for us to stay engaged after we leave those rooms,” she said.Black Girl Venture recently hosted a pitch competition at the WE DC stage of South By South West in Austin, sponsored by Washington DC Economic Partnership, but D.C. residents won’t have to book a ticket to join the Boss Up movement. BGV will be hosting its next pitch competition here in DC at WeWork Navy Yard March 29th at 6pm. For more information about the event or Black Girl Venture checkout blackgirlventures.org.last_img read more

BioShock on iOS welcomes you back to a circus of values this

first_imgThough the original BioShock released way back in 2007 — and we’ve had two sequels, DLC that returned to Rapture, and the subsequent and surprising closure of Irrational Games since then — the game remains as relevant today as it ever was. Though Irrational is no more, 2K retains the license to the franchise, and its first decree in this post-Irrational world is to bring the original BioShock to both the iPhone and iPad.Recently, we’ve seen the underwater dystopia of Rapture remade as a fancy 3D-printed shoebox diorama, an old-school isometric PC RPG, and a PSOne-era demake. Now, 2K Games will be remaking Rapture for iOS. If you’re worried, though, there’s a good chance everything will turn out fine — the same team that handled the excellent XCOM: Enemy Unknown port is handling Irrational’s legacy.There aren’t too many changes coming with the port, though there are notable ones. First, the graphics will be somewhat downgraded in order to run smoothly on iOS, as well as fit within Apple’s 2GB app size limit. The team is also tweaking the interface and control scheme to make sure that the touch controls won’t drive you insane, should you be brave enough to attempt them in the first place. The game includes support for Bluetooth control, and as a bonus, it ships with a digital version of the art book that came with the special edition of the original game.Reports suggest that the touch controls are a bit frustrating, but playing with a Bluetooth controller feels just like the original.The game does not yet have a firm launch date or price, but 2K is aiming for a release at the end of this summer for a “premium price,” which sounds like it won’t involve in-app purchases — but you never know nowadays. Check out the gallery above to see how the game looks. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY Big Daddy and Little SisterBig Daddy and Little SisterBig Daddy and Little Sister.Would you kindly?Would you kindly?Sander CohenSander is just as creepy on iOS.Circus of valueWELCOME TO THE CIRCUS OF VALUES.Big Daddy and Little Sister.last_img read more

KMC deputes additional staff to combat dengue unknown fever

first_imgKolkata: The state Health department has taken several measures, including deployment of additional staff, to combat the spread of dengue and unknown fever in some pockets in North 24-Parganas.The affected areas included Habra, Gaighata, Barasat, Barrackpore and Ashoknagar. More than 2,000 people have been afflicted with dengue and unknown fever. The state health department has sanctioned Rs 40.50 lakh to pay the remuneration of additional staff for vector control and conduct house to house survey. Already 450 additional staffs have been engaged in Habra I and II, Gaighata and Barrackjpore II blocks. Virologists and doctors from School of Tropical Medicine have been sent to Habra-Ashoknagar hospital. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe patients with high fever are suffering from headache, nausea and body ache. It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has instructed all the municipalities and civic bodies to gear up anti-larvae drives in their areas. In a recent meeting with the state health department officials at Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) headquarters, mayor Firhad Hakim said the KMC has become a model to combat Dengue for all the municipalities. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state The KMC launched the anti-larvae drive from February. The drives kic started with rallies held in all the 144 wards. The KMC has identified 20 areas as vulnerable and special drives have been conducted in these areas. The civic body has asked all the laboratories carrying out pathological tests to conduct blood examination by ELISA method to detect dengue. Senior doctors said people suffering from Dengue during monsoon was not uncommon but Hemorrhagic Dengue Fever often poses serious life threat if the patient is not monitored properly. They advised people suffering from high fever to increase their fluid intake. They said people suffering from high fever should not panic and consult doctor for advice.last_img read more

Royal Caribbean now sailing to Cuba year round expands to 58 new

first_imgRoyal Caribbean now sailing to Cuba year round, expands to 58 new cruises MIAMI – Royal Caribbean has opened its first year-long program to Cuba with expanded sailings that include 58 new cruises, including 28 overnights through March 2019.New sailings to Havana will be onboard the Empress of the Seas, which has been recently refreshed. She will sail 58 cruises of four- and five-night itineraries from January 2018 through March 2019, more than half offering overnight stays in Havana.Empress’ Western Caribbean and Havana sailings were opened for bookings earlier this week.“Since arriving in Cuba for the first time last month, we’ve seen the excitement of our guests when sailing into Havana and the passion they have for the city at sail away – its people, its architecture, its food, its music. This is the enthusiasm we strive to bring to adventure-seekers who vacation with us,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “The positive reaction to our Cuba sailings is very encouraging, and we are thrilled to expand on the number of sailings for our 2018-2019 itineraries.”More news:  Hotel charges Bollywood star $8.50 for two bananas and the Internet has thoughtsEmpress of the Seas will return to Tampa for summer 2018, offering a series of four- and five-night cruises, calling on Key West, Florida and Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico, as well as Havana on most sailing. The ship will reposition to Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale for the winter 2018-2019 season, continuing short Caribbean adventures.Currently, Empress sails from Tampa through Nov. 4, 2017. The ship will then return to Miami for the winter 2017-2018 season, adding calls to Royal Caribbean’s private island, CocoCay, and Nassau in The Bahamas.To celebrate its service to Cuba, Empress of the Seas has been decked out with colourful Cuban décor and offerings, including ‘cortaditos’ and café con leche in Café Royal and salsa music in Boleros Latin lounge. Friday, May 12, 2017 Travelweek Group Posted bycenter_img Share Tags: Cruise, Cuba << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Switzerland Tourism conducts 4city roadshow in India

first_imgIn a bid to promote Switzerland as a travel destination amongst the potential Indian travellers and travel trade, Switzerland Tourism recently organised the roadshow in Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata and Delhi. The roadshow saw participation of various hoteliers, transport partners, destinations and the travel trade partners from Switzerland. The key partners consisted of cities of Zurich, Lucerne, Interlaken and St. Moritz, regions such as Lake Geneva Region amongst others. Notably, to lure the Indian travellers, Switzerland Tourism appointed actor Ranveer Singh as the brand ambassador in August 2016 to showcase various shades of Swiss tourism. In 2017, the country saw an increase of 23.4% in the overnight spent by the Indians. Speaking on the occasion, Claudio Zemp, Director- India, Switzerland Tourism quipped, “This year has also been a very exciting one for Switzerland Tourism with the passionate and effervescent Ranveer Singh continuing as our brand ambassador. His charm and energy are unparalleled, and he has showcased Switzerland in a very attractive and diverse light, be it adventure, sports, culture, food, new destinations or experiences. Each year, we see a growing interest among Indian travellers but 2017, thanks to Ranveer, the overnights have been extremely high.”“Our numbers this year are also encouraging, we are up 10% in hotel overnights in the period January to August 2018 as compared to the same period last year. Besides this campaign, we also continue our travel trade campaigns – with regular webinars, training sessions in Tier II and Tier III cities as well our new e-learning modules on the Switzerland Travel Academy,” he added. The roadshow received good response from the Indian travel trade who met and discussed business prospects with their swiss counterparts.Ritu Sharma, Deputy Director, Switzerland Tourism – India said, “Switzerland is the ideal travel destination for everyone because of the diversity in options it offers. It is a 365-day destination that is ready for visitors any time of the year. What also sets us apart in terms of the convenience and ease-of use for tourists is our Swiss Travel Pass – an all on one ticket valid on all modes of public transportation.”“We are happy to note that in the last few years, apart from the metro cities, we have managed to penetrate the Tier II/III markets as well and we see not only group travel but also FIT’s from these cities,” she continued.last_img read more

December 17 1999 Both ceramic and bronze Soleri B

first_imgDecember 17, 1999Both ceramic and bronze SoleriBells are manufactured daily on site at Arcosanti, at the CeramicsApse, and at the FoundryApse. Individual artisans have the opportunity to each bell withtheir own designs, in sympathy with Soleri’s compositional standards. Photo andtext by Benjamin Ericson.last_img

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